Emma Dean's Edinburgh Dream

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CALLING ALL UNICORNS!  


My name is Emma Dean and I'm taking the cast of my cabaret to Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August this year.  As I’ve learnt over the years in the music business, producing your own work is a big job, and this is a BIG show, but I love it, and wholeheartedly believe in it, so I’m asking for your help!


ABOUT THE PROJECT:

'Broken Romantics: A Unicorn's Quest For Love' is my new cabaret about heartbreak, healing, and unleashing my inner unicorn (and yours too, if all goes to plan!) It features my original music, an array of wicked covers, storytelling, and divine dance! 


The cast is made up of four incredible independent, Brisbane artists - Tony Dean, Jamie Kendall, Richard Grantham and Katie Swan. These sublime performers have worked tirelessly on this project with me and are all integral to the show.


This cabaret has been in development since February 2017 and I feel I have finally written a show that is worthy enough to take to the largest performing arts market IN THE WORLD - Edinburgh Fringe!  But taking a show like this to Edinburgh is costly. In fact, the estimated cost is over $30,000. 


But I have to do this, because Broken Romantics is the most important show I have ever written. It's now or never.


So, fellow unicorns, I need your help!  We have come up with some BRILLIANT prizes and rewards in exchange for your donations, so make sure you scroll down the page and take a look at all of the fun things we have on offer.  Please share our campaign on social media, and help me and my beautiful cast on our quest for love... in Edinburgh.



ABOUT EMMA:

Emma Dean is an imperfect, romantic and passionate human-being who loves to write theatrical pop songs about love and the human spirit. She has performed in North America, Germany, Costa Rica and all over Australia, and has released over ten independent original albums. 


"....It's just right. Move over Rufus and Tori. You have company."
- Noel Mengel, Courier Mail


When Emma is not on stage, she can be found writing choral arrangements for choirs and musicians, including John Farnham, Kate Ceberano and Katie Noonan. She is a passionate advocate of the magical healing qualities of group singing and proudly leads a colourful community choir called Cheep Trill who she considers to be her extended family.



Emma has performed with Kate Miller-Heidke, Katie Noonan, Placebo, Macy Gray, Jinkx Monsoon, Amanda Palmer and The Dresden Dolls, as well as playing lead roles in theatre shows such as Cabaret and The Tempest. Her original show ‘Imaginarium’ was performed on Off-Broadway and she has been listed as ‘one of ten artists to watch’ by The New York Post after featuring on the US specialty radio charts alongside PJ Harvey and REM. She is also a recipient of the prestigious ‘Under Our Wing’ cabaret award alongside musical comedy superstars, Tim Minchin and Sammy J.


"....Just sample her monster Broadway single Sincerely Fearful, which is 50% Wicked and 50% Tori Amos and 100% addictive, and you will find an unavoidable sound worthy of the repeat button." – The New York Post 


Emma’s new show, Broken Romantics: A Unicorn’s Quest For Love will be performed around Australia and in Edinburgh Fringe in 2018.


 For more information please visit www.emmadean.com

Budget Overview

Here is my budget for Edinburgh. Please note: These figures do not include performer's fees. 


I will be using the crowdfunding money towards:


Flights

Cabs

Expenses related to our prizes (flights, materials, food etc)

Pozible service fees


ItemAmount (AUD)
Greenside Venue Deposit + Tech Fees2813
Greenside Venue Hire Fee Balance 5732
Greenside Venue Equipment Hire2038






Flights to Edinburgh + Travel Insurance X 510250
Fringe Registration (Early Bird) 531
Poster and Flyer Printing 1250
Poster and Image Design 175
Accommodation deposit 361
Accommodation balance4,871
Publicist3205
Cab to and from airport200


Estimated TOTAL31426


Here is a simple graph to show how the estimated total will be divided:


Potential Challenges

Apart from crowdfunding, I am applying for two grants that, if rewarded, will help me pay for the remaining costs. However, there is no guarantee that I will receive this funding. If my grant applications are not successful, the remaining costs of the project will be self-funded. 


This project sees me working as the lead performer, producer, artist manager, tour manager, director, administrator, writer and director, for which I do not get paid. Although challenging, I see this as an incredible opportunity for creative development and personal growth as I launch myself as an international theatre producer.


This is a huge and risky project for an independent artist, but I believe it is the most important thing I have done so far in my career as an original musician spanning over 20 years!


Thank you for your on-going love and support.

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AU$10 +Good Karma UnicornYou have been visited by the Good Karma Unicorn, which means not only do you have Emma's eternal love and gratitude, but you also have some awesome luck coming your way!
27 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is February 2018
AU$25 +Musical UnicornCongratulations! Because of your generosity, you are now a Musical Unicorn! You will notice your farts will start to sound like tinkling bells and Mozart symphonies. You will also be gifted Broken Romantics: A Vicious Song Cycle (digital EP) and a special limited edition art print signed by the unicorn queen: Emma Dean.
44 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is May 2018
AU$50 +Very Musical UnicornJumping Jillikers, 50 big ones! Thank you for your generosity! For your support we would like to give you a signed CD compilation pack full of Emma Dean's wonderful work. The pack will include: -Broken Romantics EP -Feast EP -Real Life Computer Game LP -Dr. Dream LP SO MUCH MUSIC AND IT'S ALL YOURS! You are now a Very Musical Unicorn (with very fine taste if we do say so ourselves). Go forth and frolic my horny, musical friend.
30 Chosen | 10 AvailableEst. delivery is May 2018
AU$50 +Unicorn Love LetterAw thank you for your donation! Emma Dean would love to thank you personally by handwriting and posting you a special Love Letter.
11 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is September 2018
AU$50 +Healed of YOUnicornThanks for your support! Put on your dancing shoes because you're going to a group dance class with Jamie Kendall. All participants will receive complimentary bubbles on arrival (to help loosen those muscles) so it's sure to be a lot of fun and an absolute hoot!
8 Chosen | 22 AvailableEst. delivery is October 2018
AU$70 +Queer Eye for the Unicorn GuyRichard Grantham is a very special unicorn with an exceptionally majestic mane! He is seeking an equally special unicorn to braid his mane for him. If you're extra sparkly, he will also allow you to do his makeup and then take photos with him. All braiders will be in the one session, dates will be negotiated and delivery can be expected between Sept 2018 and Feb 2019. Brisbane only.
0 Chosen | 3 AvailableEst. delivery is September 2018
AU$75 +All GoneArty Farty UnicornHoly Guacamole, you are such an artsy unicorn! I bet you poop out watercolour picasso-esque paintings on the daily! To say thank you, Katie Swan (Broken Romantics EP artist) will paint you an original piece of art! To make this prize even more special, you can give her a word or phrase and she will use that as inspiration to create a piece of art that is just for you. A4 or A5 size.
8 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is September 2018
AU$75 +Mother-Plucking Guitar or UkelelicornHave you always wanted to learn an instrument? Perhaps you are self taught and looking to brush up on your musicianship or learn a new technique? Well, don't you FRET, because you're gonna be the hottest on the block after a one hour music lesson with Tony Dream! That's right, for your donation you will receive a one hour guitar (or ukelele) lesson with the master unicorn himself. Brisbane only. You don't have to have a guitar to participate.
7 Chosen | 3 AvailableEst. delivery is October 2018
AU$80 +All GoneThe Very Hungry Unicorn (Dinner and a Show!)For your valued contribution, we promise an intimate, live music concert by Emma Dean, accompanied by a three course vegan feast by Holy Veg (Katie Swan) with special service by the Broken Romantics Boys (who may/may not be topless). Please note: there will be two choices of dates for this event. The first will be on the 6th of October and the second will be on the 21st of October. BYO alcohol. Brisbane Only.
20 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is October 2018
AU$100 +All GoneAngel of Musicorn'Sing for me, my angel' For your kind donation, you have earned a private singing or song-writing lesson with Emma Dean for one hour. Emma has a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to singing and songwriting, so not only are you helping us get to Edinburgh, but you will also be getting a red hot deal out of it! Dates will be negotiated with all parties and delivery can be expected between Sept 2018 and Feb 2019. Brisbane only.
10 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is September 2018
AU$120 +All GoneThe Very Hungry Unicorn (Dinner AND a Show)THANK YOU! $100 will help us a lot, so we'd like say thanks by giving you dinner AND a show! We promise a three course vegan feast by Holy Veg (Katie Swan) with special service by the Broken Romantics Boys (who may/may not be topless) and beautiful live music by the divine Emma Dean. Please note: There will be two choices of dinner dates for you to choose from. The first dinner will be held on the 6th of October and the second will be held on the 21st of October. BYO alcohol. Brisbane only.
1 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is October 2018
AU$200 +All GoneUnicorn BachelorYou have won a romantic date with real life unicorn 'heart breaker' Jamie Kendall! Enjoy a suave evening with nibbles and a drink (or 17) whilst being serenaded by viola looping extraordinaire, Richard Grantham. You may even hit the dance floor for a little two-step... who knows where the night will take you? Dates will be negotiated with all parties and delivery can be expected between Sept 2018 and Feb 2019. Brisbane only.
1 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is November 2018
AU$200 +All GoneUnicorn BacheloretteYou are one lucky unicorn because you are going on a romantic date with Emma Dean. Discuss poetry, music and your rainbow poop-cycles over wine and nibbles and be serenaded by the wonderfully talented viola looping extraordinaire, Richard Grantham. Dates will be negotiated with all parties and delivery can be expected between Sept 2018 and Feb 2019. Brisbane only.
1 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is September 2018
AU$200 +LoopicornWe have a very, very special gift for you to say thanks for this donation! The wondrous Richard Grantham of The Viola Cloning Project, will write and record a piece of music and dedicate it to YOU. Wow, not many people can say they've had a song written for them, and now you can! All because you are a generous and beautiful unicorn and we love you.
0 Chosen | 3 AvailableEst. delivery is October 2018
AU$300 +All GoneHonorary Foonicorn FighterOkay, clearly you are a magical unicorn and we ALL know that unicorns can deliver the goods when it comes to music. So you're a shower singing Pavarotti and we would like to offer you a studio package with the Broken Romantics EP producer himself, Tony Dean. He will record, mix and master a song of your choice- it could be an original or a cover! Dates will be negotiated with all parties and delivery can be expected between Sept 2018 and Feb 2019. Brisbane only.
5 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is September 2018
AU$500 +All GoneUnique-Horn SongYou are unique, you are special, you are amazing! Thank you for your donation! You have won a VERY special prize! For your contribution, you get an original song, written just for you, by Emma Dean.
5 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is October 2018
AU$1000 +Private Unicorn PartyFor your generous donation of $1000, we will perform the show at your house! This is an awesome perk, so gather your friends and loved ones for a night they'll never forget. You could even sell tickets to the show if you want to be really savvy about it!! Must be in the Brisbane area. Dates will be negotiated with all parties and delivery can be expected between Sept 2018 and Feb 2019.
1 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is September 2018
AU$1500 +Emma's Flying SoloFact: Unicorns can fly! Emma will fly to wherever you are and perform for you in your house. So gather your loved ones and prepare for a truly magical night with one of Australia's most beautiful songbirds... uh I mean, song unicorns. You must live in Aus, be close to an airport and provide a keyboard or piano to have this reward. Dates will be negotiated with all parties and delivery can be expected between Oct 2018 and Feb 2019.
0 Chosen | 2 AvailableEst. delivery is October 2018
AU$5000 +ProducicornHold on to your hat, because you are officially an associate producer, meaning your name will be listed on Emma Dean's website alongside the show! As a VIP of the show, you will also receive: - Life-long double passes to all future independently produced shows by Emma Dean - An invitation to our final rehearsal followed by champagne - A public video of thanks from the cast Plus you will also receive these rewards: 'Dinner and a Show', signed CD Bundle, Unicorn Love Letter & Unique-Horn Song.
0 Chosen | 2 AvailableEst. delivery is July 2018